Enzyme Engineering XXV

An ECI Conference Series

September 15-19, 2019
Whistler Resort
Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

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Call for Abstracts!   Deadlines:   Oral-  April 5, 2019   Poster-  April 30            

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Request for Nominations for the 2019 Enzyme Engineering Award

About This Conference

Enzyme Engineering Conference is the leading international forum for discussion of enzyme engineering technology and applications. Enzyme Engineering XXV marks a special occasion as it is the 25th anniversary of this series started in 1971. Experts from around the globe will be on hand to present on a range of topics that should spark stimulating discussions. The specific topics that will be discussed at this meeting should be of interest to experts in the field and those who are just getting started or want to learn how enzyme engineering could be applied to their research.


  • Biocatalysis and enzymology, Scott France, Pfizer
  • Enzyme promiscuity, evolution and dynamics, Yan Feng, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • New tools for enzyme engineering, Daniela Grabs, Arzeda
  • Enzyme engineering for biomedical applications, Stefan Lutz, Emory University
  • Enzyme engineering for industrial applications, Vesna Mitchell, Codexis
  • Design and engineering of artificial enzymes, Ulrich Schwaneberg, RWTH-Aachen
  • Enzyme engineering and synthetic biology, Doug Fuerst, GSK


David Baker, University of Washington, Research Website 
Michelle Chang, UC Berkeley, Research Website
Shelley Copley, CIRES, Research Website
Adrienne Davenport, BASF
Bernhard Hauer, University of Stuttgart, Research Website
Fahmi Himo, Stockholm University, Research Website
Florian Hollfelder, University of Cambridge, Research Website
Akihiko Kondo, Kobe University, Research Website
Yi Lu, University of Illinois,  Research Website
Jeff Moore, Merck
Joelle Pelletier, University of Montreal, Research Website
Nick Turner, University of Manchester, Research Website
Thomas Ward, University of Basel, Research Website
James Wells, UCSF, Research Website

Click on This Link to view the last conference in this series.

Conference Organization

Conference Chairs:  

Huimin Zhao, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
John Wong, Pfizer

Steering Committee

Yasuhisa Asano, Toyama University
Bob DiCosimo, DuPont
Pierre Monsan, Toulouse White Biotechnology
Jeff Moore, Merck
Magali Remaud-Simeon, LISBP-INSA, University of Toulouse
Jon Stewart, University of Florida
John Wong, Pfizer
Huimin Zhao, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Enzyme Engineering Award-Request for Nominations

Please click HERE to view the nomination procedures and a list of previous winners of this award.

Abstract Submission

One-page abstracts should be submitted as soon as possible and no later than the deadlines noted below. The abstract should include both the significance of the research as well as results that will be discussed in order to allow a scientific assessment of the work by the organizers. Please indicate the two most relevant topics for which you are submitting your abstract and whether the abstract should be considered for an oral or poster presentation.

The specific topics will include:

  • Biocatalysis and enzymology
  • Enzyme promiscuity, evolution and dynamics
  • New tools for enzyme engineering
  • Enzyme engineering for biomedical applications
  • Industrial applications of enzyme engineering
  • Design and engineering of artificial enzymes
  • Enzyme engineering and synthetic biology

Only a limited number of oral presentation slots are available. Thus all submissions for oral sessions will be considered for both oral and poster presentation.

All abstracts should be submitted electronically here and submissions must follow the template provided at that link.

Deadline for abstracts for oral presentations:                   April 5, 2019
Deadline for abstracts for poster presentations:               April 30, 2019

Awards will be presented for the overall best poster and for the top three student posters.

Major Sponsors

Sponsor Opportunities

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Conference Venue

Whistler, British Columbia, Canada– Whistler is Canada’s premier four-season mountain destination.  It is at the epicenter of green initiatives as it has achieved APEX/ASTM sustainability certification in four areas, the first Canadian destination to receive this prestigious designation. Whistler is a pedestrian village with easy transportation from the Vancouver International Airport, thus no rental cars are needed.  The conference technical sessions and meals will be held at the Whistler Conference Center, the signature group venue of Whistler.

With mountain backdrops providing stunning vistas, numerous 19AE Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centeractivities await conference participants. These activities range from hiking, mountain biking, e-biking, rafting, zip-lining, kayaking, and golf to visiting the award winning Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Center, a unique Aboriginal cultural center.  Also worthy of a visit is the Audain Art Museum which features an outstanding permanent 19AE Audain Art Museumboutique collection of historical and contemporary Northwest Coast art, complimented with changing world-class temporary exhibitions.

Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa- All conference participants will be staying at the Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa.  The hotel is set in a beautiful location in the heart of Whistler village, very close to the Whistler Conference Center.  It is newly renovated with spacious rooms, high-speed Internet access, a 24-hour fitness center, tennis court, heated outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, an award-winning spa, and self-service laundry facilities.  Many of the rooms have a full-size refrigerator, microwave and cooktop.

Conference Fees and Registration

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General Information about ECI

Engineering Conferences International (ECI) is a not-for-profit, global engineering conferences program, originally established in 1962 that provides opportunities for the exploration of problems and issues of concern to engineers and scientists from many disciplines.

The format of the conference provides morning and late afternoon or evening sessions in which major presentations are made. Poster sessions will be scheduled for evening discussion as well. Available time is included during the afternoons for ad hoc meetings, informal discussions, and/or recreation. This format is designed to enhance rapport among participants and promote dialogue on the development of the meeting. We believe the conferences have been instrumental in generating ideas and disseminating information to a greater extent than is possible through more conventional forums.

All participants are expected both to attend the entire conference and to contribute actively to the discussions. The recording/photographing of lectures and presentations is forbidden. As ECI conferences take place in an informal atmosphere, casual clothing is the usual attire.

Smoking is prohibited at ECI conferences and conference functions.

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